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Ethel Kasumi Kakimoto

Posted On August 17th, 2012 -

Aug. 4, 2012
Ethel Kasumi Kakimoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed babrer doing business as Kakimoto Barber Shop, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Harold M. and Raymond Y. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Yong Ae Chae Okura

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Aug. 13, 2012
Yong Ae Chae Okura, 50, of Kaneohe, a former Castle Medical Center nurse, died in Kailua. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by husband Mits; son Gabe; daughters Mitsue and Michie; mother Soon Jim Kim; brothers Yun Seok, Pyung Seok and Yeon Seok Chae; and sisters Hwa Mi, Soon Ja and Keum Ja Chae. Private services.

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Bunichi Usagawa

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Aug. 14, 2012
Bunichi “Butch” Usagawa, 92, of Hilo, a retired state forest ranger, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Barry, daughter Ann, sister Kay Yamauchi and four grandchildren. Visitation: noon Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 1 p.m. Burial: 3:30 p.m. at Alae Cemetery, Section H. Casual attire.

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Michie Kamitaki

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July 28, 2012
Michie Kamitaki, 91, of Kailua-Kona, a state public health nurse, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kona. She is survived by son Stuart; daughter Lisa; brothers Mitsugi, Richard and David Komo; and sisters Itsuko Takamura, Fumiko Yoshikawa and Emiko Kaneko. Services held.

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Evelyn Isabel Peahu

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Aug. 13, 2012
Evelyn Isabel Peahu, 82, of Lihue, a retired Department of Education teacher’s aide, died at home. She was born in Kealia Camp, Kauai. She is survived by husband Rolland Sr.; son Rolland Jr.; daughter Rowena Leake; sisters Pauline Williams, Eleanor Ferreiro, Lillian Ortiz and Yolanda “Lannie” Carvalho; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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Mary Aona Vierra

Posted On August 17th, 2012 -

Aug. 9, 2012
Mary Aona Vierra, 86, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by Brendan, Michael, John Jr., Daniel and Richard; daughters Kathi Kumukoa, Mary Hashimoto, Julie Galves, Cindy Shizuru, Louise Tadaki, Lil Yates and Pat Shin; 35 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Church, 4469 Malia St. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

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Rolando Lapastora Labiste

Posted On August 17th, 2012 -

Aug. 4, 2012
Rolando Lapastora Labiste, 87, of Honolulu, a Dole Pineapple Cannery machine operator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Bangar, La Union, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosita; daughters Gloria Baguyo, Cora Villaluna, Erlinda Almazan, Edna Gasilos, Norma Mina, Evelyn Gabaon and Vangie Villa; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Enid G. Pittman

Posted On August 17th, 2012 -

July 26, 2012
Enid G. “Sis” Pittman, 90, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Department of Public Health inspector, died. She was born in North Dakota. She is survived by daughters Roberta Meredith and Randi Creamer, sister June Cassinelli, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to the University of Hawaii Foundation.

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Robert Edward Lambert

Posted On August 17th, 2012 -

Aug. 4, 2012
Robert Edward “Bob” Lambert, 74, of Honolulu, a Navy retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in West Virginia. He is survived by daughters Lydia Lambert Woodard and Christina Yuni Lambert; brother Richard; stepmother Lois; half sisters Linda Wahl, Patricia Wisniewski and Joyce Mills-Lupey; stepbrother John; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Robert Vaihiria Riggan

Posted On August 17th, 2012 -

Aug. 11, 2012
Robert Vaihiria “Boots” Riggan, 67, of Lihue, an Aloha Hawaii Travel tour escort and Waiohai Hotel director of housekeeping, died at home. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by son Randy; daughters Elise Riggan Lazaro, Chanda Riggan Takamura and Trixy Vaihiria Riggan; brother James; sisters Suzanne Thompson and Linda Riggan; and a grandchild. Private services.

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Cassandra C. Land-Nellist

Posted On August 17th, 2012 -

Aug. 13, 2012
Cassandra C. Land-Nellist, 71, of Honolulu, a commercial artist and children’s book author, died in Honolulu. She was born in New York. She is survived by husband George M. Nellist, daughter April Nellist, sisters Harriet Sheperd and Susie Land, and three grandchildren. Services pending. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society.

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Rose Misaye Nakamura

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

Aug. 8, 2012
Rose Misaye “Rosie” Nakamura, 94, of Honolulu a retired Liholiho Elementary School cafeteria employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary S., Russell S., Thomas M. and Timothy M.; daughter Lynn A. Shiroma; brother Richard K. Saito; sister Kazue “Ellen” Kuranishi; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers.

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Gertrude Bolton

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July 11, 2012
Gertrude Bolton, 102, of Glenwood, Hawaii, a retired Lutheran Elementary School teacher in Long Beach, Calif., and tutor at Laubach Literacy Council in East Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Corder, Mo. She is survived by daughters Louise Robertson and Janet Winkler, five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church, 595 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Fred Matao Yamashita

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

Aug. 11, 2012
Fred Matao Yamashita, 85, of Kahului, a Kahului Trucking machinist, died at home under hospice care. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Nancy, sons Lee and Dean, daughter Cathy Tam, brothers George and Calvin, sister Nancy Tanaka, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Union Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial at a later date.

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Stanley Kanekumuhana Kanahele

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

Aug. 8, 2012
Stanley Kanekumuhana Kanahele, 58, of Waipahu died in Aiea. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by foster parents Juliet and Emmanuel Mateo; brothers Eddie H. and Robert N.; and sisters Joyce N. Hose, Lois L. Waiau, Doreen N. Rivera, Sharon P. Kahuena and Annastacia K. Simeona. Private services.

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Sadie Setsuko Okada

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

Aug. 4, 2012
Sadie Setsuko Okada, 83, of Honolulu, a bookkeeper, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Diane Okada and Joanne Kurata, brother Paul Sumimoto, sister Jean Endo and a grandchild. Private services.

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William H. Borges Jr.

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

Aug. 11, 2012
William H. Borges Jr., 48, of Haiku, Maui, a state Highways Division supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Maria; daughter Tiare; father William Sr.; brothers Scott and Ethan; sisters Trina Gibbons, Renee Latu, B.J. Smith and Adrianna Borges; and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Church, Paia. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Marjorie Oi Ching Yap

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Aug. 6, 2012
Marjorie Oi Ching “Aunty Ocean” Yap, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Health accountant, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Norman and sister Dorothy Quon. Private services.

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Paul Shigeaki Kaneshiro

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

July 30, 2012
Paul Shigeaki Kaneshiro, 97, of Kailua, former owner of Imperial Sales Inc., died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Beatrice K.; sons Wayne P., Earl K., Ralph M. and Russell A.; sister Kimie Gusukuma; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Margaret H. Penn

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

Aug. 12, 2012
Margaret H. Penn, 97, of Honolulu, a retired accountant, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Pierceton, Ind. She is survived by son Edwin A. “Ed,” five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Therese Ann Carta

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Aug. 10, 2012
Therese Ann Carta, 72, of Ho no lulu, a resident manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in California. She is survived by Paul, John and Cameron; daughters Erin and Stacey; and sister Linda Lee. Private services.

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Sadako Kinoshita

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

July 26, 2012
Sadako “Sadie” Kinoshita, 94, of Honolulu, owner of Stanley’s Chicken Market, died. She was born in Manoa. She is survived by Dennis Sr., Neil and Jon; brothers Richard and James Miyamoto; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Carla Irene Perreira

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

Aug. 8, 2012
Carla Irene “Butchie” Perreira, 79, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a Bellows Air Force Station bartender, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Carl L.K., daughter Charlyn M.K. Kaholoaa and sister Mary Beth Johnson. Private services. Online condolences: homelanimemorialpark.com.

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Mabel Liu Chock

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

July 20, 2012
Mabel Liu “Popo” Chock, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Pua Lei Lani Cottages manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Leonis Wai Kin Hee Karratti, brother Edwin Liu, sister Frances Johnson, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Tatsuki Kusunoki

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July 12, 2012
Tatsuki Kusunoki, 92, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired mason and coffee farmer, died in Nakamaru Hale. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by son Garrett; daughter Corrine; brother Mitsuyuki; sisters Mieko Sato, Momoya Ritenour and Harumi Shigetomi; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Obdulia Valdez Ramos

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

July 24, 2012
Obdulia Valdez Ramos, 89, of Carlsbad, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired school teacher, died in Oceanside, Calif. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Myrna Austria, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Honolulu Fil-Am Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2326 Kanealii Ave. Services: 7 p.m. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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Paul Diggs III

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July 4, 2012
Paul “Rocky” Diggs III, 52, of Wahiawa, formerly of Pearl City, a Dillingham Tug & Barge deckhand, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Marylou and brothers Albert “Skip” and Michael “Mike.” Visitation: 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at Our Lady of Sorrows, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Mass: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Katherine Letson

Posted On August 16th, 2012 -

July 28, 2012
Katherine Letson, 94, of Honolulu, a retired elementary school teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister-in-law Mary C. Spencer. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Russell Blaine Tiffany

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July 30, 2012
Russell Blaine Tiffany, 78, of Kapolei, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Nettie, son Russell, daughters Kellie Tiffany-Tolentino and Ronnie Tiffany-Kinder, brother Robert and four grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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Jaime Daniel dos Remedios

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July 24, 2012
Jaime Daniel dos Remedios, 100, of Kaneohe, a hotel clerk, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by son James Remedios, daughters Barbara Yamada and Florita Zane, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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